Itzhak Perlman says no to NC

Violinist Itzhak Perlman - Facebook

Violinist Itzhak Perlman – Facebook

Thursday afternoon the Grammy Award-winning musician made the announcement on Facebook:

“As my fans know, I have spent a lifetime advocating against discrimination towards those with physical disabilities and have been a vocal advocate for treating all people equally,” he wrote. “As such, after great consideration, I have decided to cancel my May 18th concert in North Carolina with the North Carolina Symphony as a stand against House Bill 2.”

He continued, “As Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently stated, HB2 ‘is about a great deal more than just bathrooms. [It] is about the dignity and respect we accord our fellow citizens.’ I couldn’t agree more and will look forward to returning to North Carolina when this discriminatory law is repealed.”

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  1. rq says

    (He can come play for me instead, seeing as his schedule has an opening that night.)

  2. johnson catman says

    The demographic of the attendees for his show is different from that of some of the other shows that have been cancelled. As far as I am concerned, that is a good thing as it brings the point of the protests home to people who may have been previously indifferent. The more pressure that can be put on McCrory and the republican legislature for the bigoted law, the better and faster the preferred outcome will happen (repeal of the law).

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